<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:42:45 -0700 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:42:45 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[ATM Stolen From NYC Store, Dumped Off Bridge: Police]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:47:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/stolen+atm+recovered+staten+island.JPG
A thief broke into a Staten Island convenience store overnight and hauled out an ATM, taking out $1,300 before dumping it off a bridge and into the Richmond Creek, police say.

Photo Credit: The Staten Island Advance]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Flees Topless After Being Caught Shoplifting]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:54:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Macys+Sign+112613.jpg
A suspected shoplifter fled topless after being busted at Southern California mall. But police were easily able to identify her – she left her driver's license behind. The 44-year-old woman, whose name was...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Strange Humming Sound Near Monterey Bay Probably Toadfish]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:02:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-21-2014-toadfish.jpg
A strange and disturbing sound is making for some sleepless nights for people who live near the Monterey Bay. But experts say the puzzling hum is probably just a fish. A toadfish, to be exact.

Photo Credit: StAnselm/Wikimedia Commons]]>
<![CDATA[Attention, Passengers: Please Stand at Your Seats]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:35:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/arilineseat.jpg
Frequent fliers may have new seating arrangements to look forward to — that is, if elevated, cramped bicycle-style seats are what they had in mind. Airplane maker Airbus has invented a new seating...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurant Burglar Arrested]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:21:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/el-pollo-loco-burglary-costa-mesa-burglar.jpg
Daniel Lee Warn, 28, of was arrested by police Wednesday in a Costa Mesa El Pollo Loco restaurant after allegedly breaking into the location earlier in the day wearing the same outfit, officials]]>
<![CDATA[Apologetic Dog Returns Stolen Toy to Crying Tot]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:17:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Dog-apologizes-for-taking-t.jpg
This may just be the best online video of a crying baby and an apologetic dog to ever hit the Internet.

Photo Credit: NBC Today Show]]>
<![CDATA[Go Gong-Wild in Berkeley's "Hack the Bells" Competition ]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:29:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/uc_berkeley.jpg
The sounds of Sather Tower are the focal point of "Hack the Bells," an audio remixing competition.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Family Hatches Four-Legged Duckling]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:34:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/Four+Legged+Duckling+p1.jpg
Hatching animals is nothing new to one Sulphur Louisiana family, but they were surprised when one of their young ducklings was a little different. The duckling has not two but four legs.]]>
<![CDATA[Skull Intercepted at Airport]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:47:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/primate-skull.jpg
One of the tasks of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Washington Dulles International Airport is to intercept agriculture products that pose potential threats to America's industries, but a few unusual items...

Photo Credit: Courtsey of U.S. Customs and Border Protection ]]>
<![CDATA[Puppies to Ping-Pong: How to Kill Time at Airports]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:17:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airport_generic.jpg
Forget napping in uncomfortable airport furniture, feigning interest in duty-free goods and drinking one too many overpriced beer. At last, airports are learning how to entertain their guests during layovers and...

Photo Credit: clipart.com]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Owners Who Neglect Pup Poop on Own Lawns May Be Fined by NY Town ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:02:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/No-Poop-Dogs-Generic.jpg
One Long Island village is proposing fines for dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets – even on their own property – according to published reports. Lawmakers in North Hills proposed the...]]>
<![CDATA[Dozens of Giant African Snails Seized at LAX]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:36:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/giant-african-snails-lax.jpg
Los Angeles International Airport customs inspectors intercepted a pair of baskets containing dozens of live giant African snails, described by federal officials as one of the largest and most destructive...

Photo Credit: USDA APHIS PPQ Los Angeles ]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Caught Having Sex on Chipotle Roof: Police]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:32:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/Suh+Germack.JPG
Police say two people were engaging in sexual intercourse above a Delaware Chipotle restaurant.

Photo Credit: Newark Police]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Woman Strips, Does Yoga in Street: Cops]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:53:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/071114+michele+rene+cernak.jpg
A woman who was stripping and doing yoga in the middle of a Florida street was arrested Wednesday, police said. Police had received two calls about the woman, who onlookers said seemed to be under the influence....

Photo Credit: Marion County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Drought Means More Business for Grass-Painting Company]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:14:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-09-2014-grass-painting.jpg
Los Gatos-based Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water. The company uses green, water-based paint to transform grass that has turned drought dull.

Photo Credit: Marianne Favro]]>
<![CDATA[Man Fired Over Legal Pot Purchase Gets Job Back]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:23:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-10-2014-mike-boyer.jpg
The man first in line to buy recreational pot in Washington state lost his job over his purchase and then got it back after what his company calls a misunderstanding. Mike Boyer, 30, took off work for...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[SF Wants to Legalize Pinball, Arcade Games]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:29:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/pinball-shutterstock_1096500.jpg
Pinball machines may soon be allowed in San Francisco near schools and without a city permit.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Liquor Store Customers Dodge Deer]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:42:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/deer+liquor+store.jpg
Employees and customers at Quick 6 Liquors in Weymouth, Massachusetts were in for a surprise Tuesday when an unexpected guest came barging in.

Photo Credit: Quick 6 Liquors]]>
<![CDATA["Proud Whopper" Wrapper on eBay -- For Over $1,000]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:31:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-09-2014-proud-whopper.jpg
What's the old saying? "Pain is temporary, but a Pride Whopper wrapper is $1,000-plus?"

Something like that, at least when a limited-edition fast-food wrapper is for sale on eBay.

Photo Credit: bigrockandrollstar via eBay]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Camera: Bear Finds Food at Family Home]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:36:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/bear+in+devore+2.PNG
A hungry bear wandered into the backyard of a Southern California home and was caught on camera removing the lid to a trash can to get access to the contents inside The bear wandered into the backyard of a home...

Photo Credit: LLN]]>
<![CDATA[Potato Salad Kickstarter Nets $50K]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:00:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/493921249.jpg
The world's most expensive potato salad is taking over Kickstarter, but some of the people paying for it won't even get a taste. A Columbus, Ohio, man has raised nearly $60,000 on the popular fund-raising...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA[Ohio Man Raises $40,000 (and Counting) in Viral Kickstarter Campaign]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:33:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/potatosalad3.JPG
Zack Danger Brown wanted to make potato salad -- now the entire Internet is obsessed with it

Photo Credit: www.kickstarter.com]]>
<![CDATA[Potato Salad Kickstarter Raises Over $32,000]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:14:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/potatosalad3.JPG
Would you fork over a few bucks to a stranger half way across the country to make potato salad? Thousands of people are doing just that. NBC Bay Area’s Nannette Miranda reports with more on this...

Photo Credit: www.kickstarter.com]]>
<![CDATA[Python Trapped in Barbecue Grill]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:34:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/pythonbbqgrill.jpg
Residents in Florida City trapped a Burmese python in a barbecue grill on Thursday. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's venom unit responded to the call for help from residents, who trapped the 12-foot-long snake in...

Photo Credit: Arnold Piedrahita Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Drought in North Texas Spawns Grasshopper Invasion]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:30:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/GKS_cAfLUudmmbjkZtcN-2.jpg
For yet another year, the dry spring and ongoing drought left North Texans with a loud, destructive summer annoyance: a lot of grasshoppers. Texas A&M Agrilife experts said the combination of a warm, dry...

Photo Credit: Hannah Khalaf]]>
<![CDATA["Hot Felon" Lands Hollywood Agent; May Model]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:33:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/1badbace8daf48bb9813284890577533.png.jpg
Hollywood is calling for Jeremy Meeks, the Stockton man whose mug shot blew up on Facebook. He now has a talent agent who wants to land him a modeling contract.]]>
<![CDATA[Cat Cafe Set to Open in Oakland]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:38:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/f9899d04b8734e198e4d847da2e10c18.jpg
Cat Town Cafe has found a space to lease in Oakland. The city's first cat cafe is scheduled to open in September.]]>
<![CDATA[Highway Mom: "There Was No Stopping This One"]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 06:06:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Baby-Delivered-Highway-0703.jpg
"There was no stopping this one," the mother said.

Photo Credit: NBC 7]]>
<![CDATA[Train Enthusiasts Visit All 468 NYC Subway Stops in Less Than 24 Hours]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:18:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nyc-subway-generic.jpg
A group of British train enthusiasts broke the world record for the fastest run through New York City’s subway system, visiting all 468 stops in less than 24 hours. Glen Bryant, Andi James, Steve Wilson,...]]>
<![CDATA[Berkeley Squirrels Spared From Death Row]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:47:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/57a04bb4b9fa478cad33b69e0742383b.jpg
Berkeley squirrel lovers have reason to rejoice. Following a unanimous city council vote on Tuesday, the squirrels - or any other wildlife for that matter - won't be put to death.

Photo Credit: Andy White]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Breathe Sigh of Relief After Baby Born at Gas Station]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:58:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/baby+born+at+mobil+gas+station.PNG
A baby girl delivered by firefighters at a gas station to the surprise of her mother and father breathed easy on Wednesday, swaddled in a new blanket and hat at Simi Valley Hospital.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Wedding-Crasher in "Leprechaun Hat" ID'd as Arson Suspect]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:35:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FIRE+GENERIC+RESIZED.jpg
Police say a man wearing a leprechaun hat who had just been removed from a wedding reception he'd attended uninvited is the man who started a brush fire in Marin County.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Digging for Secrets at the Presidio]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:39:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-01-2014-presidio-dig.jpg
Despite its status as one of San Francisco’s two oldest neighborhoods, the Presidio still clutches tightly to its secrets. That is why archaeologists are digging: to try and find the remnants of the wall...

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Burned After Laptop Suddenly Explodes]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:55:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Laptop-Explosion-New-Lead.jpg
A 72-year-old woman in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, is recovering after her laptop suddenly exploded, causing a small fire in her home. "The battery just exploded and it blew the laptop over," Loretta Luff said.

Photo Credit: NBC10.com]]>
<![CDATA[Greasy Cat Has "Dramatic Brush With Death"]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:24:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/kitten7.jpg
Jim Michelotti heard some weird noises coming from the inside of his car. Luckily, though, nothing was wrong with the engine - other than a tiny black kitten covered in grease had lodged itself under the...

Photo Credit: Jim Michelotti]]>
<![CDATA[Naked Man at Virginia Bar Flees]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:00:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/20140628+Naked.jpg
The first problem was being naked, at a bar in Clarendon, Virginia. But there was much more mayhem in store Saturday night when Arlington police tried to apprehend the naked guy, who ended up leading police on a...]]>